Sarah Halejian (Wykoff, NJ) scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Yale, but it wasn’t enough. Columbia picked up their first league win of the season with a 56-52 home victory over Yale.
It seemed as though Halejian was the only player to find some offense. The freshman point guard shot 5-for-11 from the field. As a team, Yale shot 16-for-67 shooting (23.9 percent), including 4-for-22 from 3-point range (18.2 percent).
For the Bulldogs, it was a setback in their quest to earn a second-consecutive postseason berth. The second-place finisher in the Ivy League earns an automatic bid in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Despite the loss, the Bulldogs (15-10, 7-4 Ivy League) remain in second place by a half-game over Harvard, which lost to Princeton Friday night to fall to 6-4 in the Ivy League standings.